October is the perfect time for ghost story. The Halloween holiday, pumpkins and skeletons decorating the homes. But what I love more than a good ghost story is a ghostly romance.
Annie Grace Roberts has written a sweet tale of a young girl who finds first love in the most unexpected way. She's off to England for her mother's new wedding and gets embroiled in a mystery, and begins dreaming of a ghost. A hunky ghost!
Lily Deene has a new dream guy. There’s just one small problem. He’s dead.
Seventeen-year-old Lily Deene has no choice but to spend her summer at Brynmoor Manor in England where there are more sheep than people. She isn’t thrilled, but after her mother enlists Simon, the housekeeper’s son, to give her horseback riding lessons, Lily decides to make the best of a bad situation. It turns out that it’s not all tea and crumpets at the manor house. Long buried secrets are stirring. Secrets that are haunting her dreams and Lily quickly finds herself galloping straight into danger.
As my eyes adjusted, I could see the vague outline of something lying on the ground. I struggled to make out what it was. At first, I thought a tree had fallen or been cut and left in the middle of the pasture. I stared at the shape, trying to figure out why it was there.
Suddenly, I felt my blood drain away in fear. I opened my mouth to scream, but there was no sound. My breath caught in my throat. It wasn’t a log at all! It was the body of a man! I stared in horror at the still figure lying on the ground.
I stood unable to move for several seconds. His body lay so still. I was afraid he might be dead. I forced my shaking legs to move forward. As I did so I became aware that I was not alone. I could sense the presence of someone else nearby, hidden in the mist.
“Whose there?” I called out, my voice trembling with fear.
Silence. I stood still and tilted my head, listening. The hair on the back of my neck prickled. I heard a sound and whipped around frantically trying to locate the origin of the noise. A flash of movement caught my eye and I watched as a ghostly apparition disappeared into the mist.
About the Author:
Annie Grace Roberts is a mother-daughter writing team from California. They share a love of adventure and happy endings. Neither has ever met a ghost they didn’t like.
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